Electric Eye

Album: Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
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  • Up here in space
    I'm looking down on you
    My lasers trace
    Everything you do

    You think you've private lives
    Think nothing of the kind
    There is no true escape
    I'm watching all the time

    I'm made of metal
    My circuits gleam
    I am perpetual
    I keep the country clean

    I'm elected electric spy
    I'm protected electric eye

    Always in focus
    Can't feel my stare
    I zoom into you
    But you don't know I'm there

    I take a pride in probing all your secret moves
    My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove

    I'm made of metal
    My circuits gleam
    I am perpetual
    I keep the country clean

    I'm elected, electric spy
    I'm protected, electric eye

    Electric eye, in the sky
    Feel my stare, always there

    There's nothing you can do about it
    Develop and expose
    I feed upon your every thought
    So my power grows

    I'm made of metal
    My circuits gleam
    I am perpetual
    I keep the country clean

    I'm elected, electric spy
    I'm protected, electric eye

    I'm elected, electric spy
    I'm elected, protective, detective, electric eye Writer/s: Glenn Raymond Tipton, Kenneth Downing, Robert Halford
    Publisher: O/B/O CAPASSO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • J. Analog Kid from PittsburghOh, man. Does it get better than this song? No matter how often you hear it, you have no choice but to crank the volume, bang your head and rock out. Priest and Maiden, man....wow.
  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay BcA very cool metal song about a dystopian world.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI'm with Roy, Granbania, MA - Defenders and Vengeance are their 2 best albums I think. Point of Entry is good too, but my copy got destroyed, I gotta re-buy it.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiThis song opens many of Priest's concerts, including the Angel of Retribution tour after Halford rejoined the band.
  • Miles from West Linn, OrI actually think they may be talking about CCTV, but of course I may be wrong.
  • Roy from Granbania, MaI wish Jawbreaker had a songfacts page. In my opinion, Defenders of the Faith is Priest's most underrated album, and has some of Glenn and K.K.'s best solos, one of which is in the song Jawbreaker.
  • Bryan from West Milton, OhThis song is about sensorship not satellites watching. Priest were the victim's of sensorship
  • Josh from Melbourne, AustraliaGreat song. Judas Priest is awesome
  • Kate from Falls Church, VaI love Cold War era metal. 'Nuf said.
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